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by Alan Bennett

Wednesday 20th – Saturday 23rd April 2016 at 8pm in the Studio

Three monologues

Talking HeadsThree exceedingly good monologues presenting some of Alan Bennett’s best known and best loved characters.

A Cream Cracker Under the Settee

Directed by Belinda Gee

Famously portrayed by Thora Hird, this monologue reveals the life of Doris who has fallen over in her home and spends the day alone and unable to get up. She reminisces about her life, family, husband and child whilst eschewing the home help’s suggestions of moving to an old people’s home.

A Chip in the Sugar

Directed by Cliff Francis

Originally portrayed by Alan Bennett himself, this monologue reveals the story of Graham, an older man living at home with his widowed mother. Graham has some mental health issues and has spent time in an institution. His peaceful life is threatened when his mother plans to remarry.

Her Big Chance

Directed by Rob Graham

One of Julie Walters’s earlier performances, this is the story of Lesley, an actress failing to find the success she craves. Neither a good actress nor very worldly wise, she allows herself to be taken advantage of in the hope that, this time, a liaison will lead to a starring role.


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Part of the Barn’s 2015/2016 season

Presented by The Barn Theatre Club

Her Big Chance

Director-Rob Graham
Lesley-Georgina Bennett

A Chip in the Sugar

Director-Cliff Francis
Graham-Jo Sampson

A Cream Cracker under the Settee

Director-Belinda Gee
Doris-Maureen Davies

Creative team

Stage Manager-Agnelo Menezes
Assistant Stage Manager-Sharon Francis
Lighting-John Cude
Sound-James Rowles
Costumes-Anne Woolmington
Props-Barbara Foster
Rehearsal Prompt-Anne Woolmington


Wednesday 20th – Saturday 23rd April 2016 at 8pm

Wednesday 20th April8.00pm 
Thursday 21st April8.00pm 
Friday 22nd April8.00pm 
Saturday 23rd April8.00pm 

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